Indiana

Top Policies

You are required to be 18 years old to take the GED® test in Indiana. If you are 16 or 17 years of age, you must have a completed exit form, along with a superintendent/principal/designee recommendation, on file. See  IC 22-4.1-18. Chapter 18. Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma Program.

In Indiana, the minimum age required to take the GED® test is 18. You can be 16 or 17 and take the GED® test if you have an exit form on file. This form must be on file with the testing center prior to testing. The exit form and the instructions are available here.

Once the form is completed, you may submit the form through any of the methods:

  1. Go to a local testing center to drop off your form.
    1. The testing center will either help you registered with GED and tell you how to schedule the test.
  2. If you would like to take the test from the comforts of your home, please have your school corporation send the exit form via email to mhibbard@dwd.in.gov.

You must provide a government ID and be a resident of Indiana for at least 30 days. If you have an out of state ID, you may demonstrate proof of residency through a lease agreement, utility, phone bill, or bank statement.

Some states allow people who don’t live there to take the GED® test and others don’t. You’ll need to check the residency requirement for the state that you’re interested to test in.

No, Indiana doesn’t require you to prepare for the GED® test in an adult education classroom.

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center: 

  • No, you’re not required to take the GED Ready® practice test before taking the official GED® test. 

For those testing on the Online Exam: 

  • Yes, you are required to take the GED Ready® practice test before taking the official GED® test online. 

Price & Payment

What is my cost if I test at a Test Center?

  • Indiana charges $30 per module for the GED® test.

What is my cost if I test Online?

  • Indiana charges $36 per subject for the GED® test taken online

You will pay for the test online with a debit or credit card when you schedule your test.

Don’t have a credit or debit card? Some students use American Express Bluebird. Register for a free Bluebird card online and add funds with cash at a Walmart location. Learn more about Bluebird.

Test Retake Policies

For individuals testing in-person at a testing center

  • There is no waiting period for the first two retakes. After taking a test subject three times, individuals must wait 60 days before retesting. There is no limit on the number of times an individual can test in a year.

For those testing on the Online Exam:

  • The online proctored exam allows for one retake before a 60-day waiting period. After taking a test subject two times online, individuals must wait 60 days before retesting.

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center: 

  • You will receive two discounted retakes for every GED® test subject you purchase but don’t pass. You have 365 days after your full price test to use these retakes. After receiving two retakes at the reduced price, the price of the test subject returns to the regular price. If you do not pass that subject again, you will receive two more retakes at the reduced rate. GED Testing Service waives its $20 testing fee, however additional testing fees may still apply in your state. 
  • In Indiana, there is a $10 test center fee for test retakes. 

For those testing on the Online Exam:

  • The Online Proctored Exam costs $36 for a retake in Indiana. Discounted retakes are not offered on the Online Proctored Exam. 

Transcripts & Diploma

Many testing centers receive documents on behalf of testers. Contact the testing center if assistance is required to track documents.

If you are seeking a duplicate transcript or diploma, you must use the state’s GED® document fulfillment service – Diploma Sender. A credit or debit card is required to complete the online order.

In Indiana the credential is called the High School Equivalency Diploma.

Other

For those testing in-person at a Testing Center:

  • Yes, in Indiana you can take all test subjects in the same day if you can find a testing center with hours that accommodate it.

For those testing on the Online Exam:

  • No, you must schedule your test appointments separately, one at a time. After you complete one online exam you may schedule another, based on appointment availability.

Yes, in Indiana you can test in English or Spanish and you can combine tests from different languages to earn your credential.

It depends on whether or not that state has a residency requirement. Check the residency requirements in that state and don’t hesitate to contact the GED Administrator in that state with questions.

Megan Hibbard

mhibbard@dwd.in.gov

Mobile: 317-407-4519

10 N. Senate Ave., Rm SE203

Indianapolis, IN 46204